Hobbs End Is Only The Beginning…

 In General


The mention of Hobbs End tube station (from the film and TV serial “Quatermass and the Pit”) in the article linked below about the London Underground roundel’s 100th annivarsary art project sent me scurrying on a quick and ever-so-slightly-nerdy search for other fictional tube stations.
Wikipedia reveals the following…

▪ Bloomsbury – 1934 film Bulldog Jack.
▪ Camden Road – Appeared in the film The Gentle Gunman.
▪ Charnham – TV soap Family Affairs.
▪ Crouch End – 2004 film Shaun of the Dead (in a deleted scene included on the DVD).
▪ Duchess Street – featured in the 1932 Jack Hulbert film Love on Wheels.
▪ Hanover Street – 1979 film Hanover Street, starring Harrison Ford.
▪ Hickory Road tube station – in Hickory Dickory Dock, Agatha Christie novel.
▪ Hobbs End – 1957–58 BBC serial Quatermass and the Pit and the 1967 film version.
▪ Lewisham, Ladywell, Edge of the World and Catford – LWT comedy series End of Part One.
▪ Museum – 1972 film Death Line. (+ in PC games Broken Sword 2 & Beneath a Steel Sky)
▪ Park Street – 1948 film The Passionate Friends.
▪ Queen’s Arcade – Doctor Who episode.
▪ Rumbaloo Line – Tube line in Joan Aiken’s children’s book, Arabel’s Raven.
▪ Sun Hill – Long-running ITV police drama, The Bill.
▪ Vauxhall Cross – 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day.
▪ Walford East – BBC TV soap Eastenders.
▪ Wells Lane – BBC Spooks Series 5
▪ Winchester – The book Doctor Who: Invasion of the Dinosaurs.
▪ World’s End – BBC Doctor Who episode “The Dalek Invasion of Earth” (1964).

Also, there’s a good page on LU tube stations (fictional and non fictional) in TV and film here…

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